100 Years of Bauhaus The Triadic Ballet


As a co-production of the Bayerisches Staatsballett with the Akademie der Künste, supported by the Tanzfonds Erbe der Bundeskulturstiftung, in 2014 the new production resulted in an unforgettable dance event of the 20th century: Oskar Schlemmer's "Triadic Ballet" in Gerhard Bohner's choreography commissioned by the Akademie in 1977. Bohner's congenial, timeless new version of the legendary costume ballet from 1922, with an original composition by Hans-Joachim Hespos, was a global success which revived Schlemmer's major theatre experiment of the Bauhaus period.

In the new production in 2014 with the Bayerisches Staatsballett II under the direction of ballet director Ivan Liška and with ballet legend Colleen Scott, who danced almost every performance as first soloist in Bohner's production for an entire decade, the young ensemble ensured the legendary ballet was at last once again performed for audiences all over the world.

The costumes reconstructed precisely by Bohner in 1977 with stage designer Ulrike Dietrich according to Schlemmer from the Akademie's Gerhard Bohner archive and reworked by Susanne Stehle are presented in full expressiveness and beauty in the "cheerfully burlesque", "festively worn", "mythically fantastic" moods of the three-piece ballet.


Choreography: Gerhard Bohner (1977)
Music: Hans-Joachim Hespos
Costume reconstruction and new version in Berlin 1977: Ulrike Dietrich
Reconstruction and reproduction in Munich 2014: Susanne Stehle
Arrangement: Ivan Liška und Colleen Scott (UA München/Berlin 2014)
Akademie der Künste, Berlin in Kooperation mit der Bayerischen Staatsoper München
Production management: Caroline Rehberg, Bettina Wagner-Bergelt
Technical production management: Norbert Stück
Light Design: Michael Kantrowitsch
Ballet master: Olivier Vercoutère
Stage manager: Deike Wilhelm
Dancers: Bayerisches Junior Ballett München, Sheyun An, Aldona Budny, Hannah Conlon, Gillian Fitz, Anais Fitze, Lotte James, Hanna Miquel, Benedetta Musso, Angelo Marco Accardi, Luis Armando Arens, Severin Brunhuber, Pablo Gonzales, Martin Nudo, Florimon Poisson, Nikita Voronin

Première at the Bayerisches Staatsballett II on 4 June 2014 in the Reithalle, Munich.
Première of the new version by Gerhard Bohner on 2 September 1977, Akademie der Künste, Berlin
World première in the version by Oskar Schlemmer on 30 September 1922, Stuttgart

A production of Bayerisches Junior Ballett München in cooperation with the Akademie der Künste, Berlin, Munich 2014; a Tanzfonds Erbe project of the Kulturstiftung des Bundes.

In cooperation with Heinz-Bosl-Stiftung, Bayerisches Staatsballett, Ballett-Akademie der Hochschule für Musik und Theater München. With the support of the ambassador of the Bayerische Junior Company, Munic, Irène Lejeune.

Tuesday, 22 Jan 2019

7 pm



Ballet by Oskar Schlemmer, choreography: Gerhard Bohner, music: Hans-Joachim Hespos

Introduction: Nele Hertling, 30 min. before the performance

€ 30/25/15

The event is sold out.